2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Election

Questions For All Parties Nature NL sent the following questions to each of the provincial parties for the upcoming 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador election. Below are the responses we’ve received so far. We do not make recommendations or endorsements of any party for political office. These questions are meant for clarification of position on a variety of environmental issues. We ask that you consider their responses when you vote on May 16th. For information about the election, visit elections.gov.nl.ca 1. Climate change projections suggest the province can expect an increase in sea levels, sea and air temperatures, severe storms, and extreme weather events. These changes will impact the species, ecosystems, and landscapes that support our industries and define our province’s identity. What climate change adaptation and mitigation measures will your government implement to ensure our communities are safe and build the economy of the future? (Click below to expand and see…

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Conservation Questions for Candidates in the 2015 Newfoundland and Labrador Election

1. Despite currently low oil and commodity prices, royalties from oil and gas and mineral development will still mean profits for the province for years to come. These developments continue to have impacts on our environment. If elected, will you invest a portion of these profits into a Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Trust, such as exists in other provinces, in order to fund conservation, remediation and stewardship in the province? 2. The previous federal government weakened environmental legislation, such as habitat protection under the Fisheries Act, cut programs such as the Canadian Environmental Network that engaged and encouraged citizen involvement in environmental monitoring, and reduced environmental research and protection in this province. If your party forms the next provincial government what concrete steps will you take to work with federal and municipal levels and citizens to identify and fix shortfalls in environmental monitoring and protection? 3. Wetlands are crucial to…

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